Commissioner Moeller to exit FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller plans to leave FERC, he noted in a May 13 announcement on the commission website.

 “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve on the Commission every single day since I joined the Commission in July 2006,” Moeller said. “I send thanks to President Bush and President Obama for nominating me, as well as the members of the United States Senate who unanimously confirmed me to both terms. My plan as of now is to serve until a new Commissioner is confirmed.”

Moeller’s current term is set to expire June 30, 2015.

From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Moeller served as an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) where he worked on electricity policy, electric system reliability, hydropower, energy efficiency, nuclear waste, energy and water appropriations and other energy legislation.

Prior to joining Senator Gorton’s staff, he served as the Staff Coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, where he was responsible for a wide range of policy areas that included energy, telecommunications, conservation, water, and nuclear waste.

Before becoming a Commissioner, Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT). Prior to Alliant Energy, Moeller worked in the Washington office of Calpine (NYSE:CPN).

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